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Monday Morning E-mail

Week of October 17, 2016

Greetings BU Law!

Below please find the SGA Monday Morning E-mail for the week of October 17, 2016. If you would like to submit to the Monday Morning E-mail, please register here. Remember, all submissions are due by 5pm on Sunday.

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What's in this edition?

  1. BU Law Bar Review at Loretta's Last Call!
  2. BU Law Annual Halloween Party!
  3. Save the Date: BU Law Annual Halloween Party!
  4. Bike Maintenance Demo Workshop
  5. The Kleh Lecture Victims’ Right to Truth: The Changing Faces of International Criminal Law featuring Professor Leora Bilsky
  6. Right Care Action Week! (HLA)
  7. BLSA Roundtable Series
  8. CESLA Charity Game Night
  9. Study Abroad Panel
  10. IPLS 1L Summer Jobs in IP
  11. MESALSA's Annual Eid/Diwali Dinner
  12. Save the Date: BU Law Boston Young Alumni Council Fall Student Kick-Off
  13. An insight into the Start-ups/Lawyers relationship
  14. Student Appreciation Day!
  15. Walking The Line: Finding Justice Through Journalism
  16. Community Gathering - Discussing the Attack on Women's Voting Rights
  17. Public Interest Conference and Networking Reception
  18. IPLS and CESLA Present: Careers in Soft IP and Communications Law Panel
  19. Careers in Employee Benefits Law Panel

Student Government Association

1) BU Law Bar Review at Loretta's Last Call!
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Who: Student Government Association
When: From Thursday, October 20, 2016, 9:00 PM to Friday, October 21, 2016, 1:00 AM
Where: 1 Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02215
What: Come celebrate the end of the week with friends at this Fenway favorite. There will be a live band on Thursday evening, so come ready to dance! We hope to see you there!
Website: lorettaslastcall.com
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

2) BU Law Annual Halloween Party!
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Who: Student Government Association
When: From Thursday, October 27, 2016, 9:00 PM to Friday, October 28, 2016, 2:00 AM
Where: Guilt Night Club, 275 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116
What: Get your costumes ready! SGA has rented out Guilt Nightclub for a private Halloween party this Thursday, October 27th at 9 PM. This is one of the most popular events of the year and you don't want to miss it, so be sure to get your tickets early!! This event is 21+ and every ticket includes entry to the party and two drink tickets. Each JD and LLM BU ID number is eligible to purchase one (1) student ticket and one (1) guest ticket. There will be no refunds given for these tickets. Please arrive by 10:30 PM to receive your drink tickets. Doors close at 11 PM. Buy your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bu-law-2016-halloween-party-tickets-28433632761
Website: guiltboston.com
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

This Week

3) Save the Date: BU Law Annual Halloween Party!
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When: From Monday, October 17, 2016, 11:00 AM to Thursday, October 27, 2016, 12:00 AM
Where: Guilt Night Club, 275 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116
What: Make sure to mark your calendars for BU Law's Annual Halloween Party! This year, the Halloween Party will be held on Thursday, October 27 at Guilt Night Club! More information and tickets are coming soon, so stay tuned!
Website: guiltboston.com
Contact: sgalaw@bu.edu

4) Bike Maintenance Demo Workshop
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When: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Where: Outside of McCausland Commons
What: Bring your bike maintenance and repair questions, spare bike parts or flat tires for Landry's Bicycles and BU Bike Safety to answer and demonstrate! Free bike swag!
Contact: studaff@bu.edu

5) The Kleh Lecture Victims’ Right to Truth: The Changing Faces of International Criminal Law featuring Professor Leora Bilsky
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When: Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 12:45 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Barristers Hall
What: The last two decades have witnessed the emergence of a new human right: a victims’ right to truth. This right has been principally elaborated by regional human rights courts such as the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights, however, lately there have been attempts to import this right into international criminal law (ICL) by victims who demand greater participation in the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague, as a way to fulfill their “right to truth.” Most scholars portray the development of the right to truth as a natural and seamless progression forming part of the movement to end impunity. In this lecture I would like to challenge that complacent stance by uncovering discontinuities and changes in the understanding of the truth that occur when a victim’s right to truth is transplanted into the criminal trial, and by exposing some risks posed by the new right to truth for international criminal law and specifically for the collective memory of mass crimes under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court.
Website: http://www.bu.edu/law/2016/08/11/kleh-lecture-featuring-professor-leora-bilsky/
Contact: mackelle@bu.edu

6) Right Care Action Week! (HLA)
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When: Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 203
What: Being a health law attorney requires a basic understanding of the success and shortfalls underlying our health care system. Luckily, HLA and the Lown Institute are here to help you down that path. Join us for an empowering open forum on personal experiences with the health care system, aimed at producing better health care policy. On top of this great opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of health care policy, HLA will be serving Subway sandwiches. Come be a part of the solution!
Website: http://rightcarealliance.org/cms/assets/uploads/2016/10/RCA_Flyer_print.pdf
Contact: asatterl@bu.edu

7) BLSA Roundtable Series
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When: Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Where: Room 513
What: BLSA invites you to join us in a series of candid discussions with a simple goal: to expand students' notions about what a legal career looks like, by hearing from attorneys who have built their own experiences and forged their own paths. We hope to see you at our first discussion next Thursday! The topic will be "Defining Your Path: Steps to Success." Speakers: Chaloea Williams, Associate at WilmerHale & David Rollins-Boyd, Associate at WilmerHale
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1244273712369873/
Contact: blsa.at.bu@gmail.com

8) CESLA Charity Game Night
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When: Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Room 204
What: Please join CESLA in its annual game night to raise proceeds to donate to Girls on the Run's Greater Boston location. Girls on the Run is a non-profit program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. Their mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. This event will be open to the entire BU Law community and allow an opportunity for networking and community building. In addition to providing funds to a sports and leadership related charity, this event will allow 1Ls an early opportunity to meet students in other sections. So for $5 per person, please join us in a fun-filled evening of video and board games before bar review!
Contact: CESLA@bu.edu

Next Week

9) Study Abroad Panel
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When: Monday, October 24, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 410
What: Sponsored by International Law Society and the Study Abroad Office, Dean Riccardi and Maureen Leo have a fantastic presentation up their sleeves and this is a must-attend event if you have ANY interest in studying or practicing overseas.
Contact: edward58@bu.edu

10) IPLS 1L Summer Jobs in IP
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When: Monday, October 24, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Room 204
What: IPLS welcomes the BU Law community to join us for a student panel addressing 1L summer jobs in intellectual property. The panel will include 2L and 3L students who worked in the following: general practice firm, IP boutique firm, in-house, government, and judicial internship. This event is following the 1L CDO introduction, so the student panel will describe aspects such as applying for and obtaining these jobs, the work explored in each, the skills developed in each, and how to use these jobs to explore IP opportunities post-1L summer.
Contact: katsulis@bu.edu

11) MESALSA's Annual Eid/Diwali Dinner
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When: Monday, October 24, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Barrister's Hall
What: Please join MESALSA in celebrating both the Hindu festival of lights, which signifies the victory of light over darkness, and the Islamic Eid al-Adha Festival of Sacrifice. Members of all organizations are invited to come together to share their celebrations of faith and culture with music, food, and conversation. We will be catering both Persian & Indian food for dinner, and everyone is welcome to stop by anytime from 6-8pm. Attire is casual, but you are encouraged to wear traditional attire if you would like. We hope to see you all there!
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/591240141062099/
Contact: mesalsa.bu@gmail.com

12) Save the Date: BU Law Boston Young Alumni Council Fall Student Kick-Off
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When: From Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 12:00 AM to Wednesday, November 09, 2016, 12:00 AM
Where: Dillon's, 955 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02215
What: Kick-off the fall with your fellow BU Law Boston Young Alumni along with current 3Ls and LLM students! In just a couple of semesters, these students will be the next group of alumni to join the YAC - so help show them what it's all about! This will take place on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Drink tickets and light snacks will be provided.Please RSVP by Monday, November 7th by emailing "lawrsvp@bu.edu" with the subject line "Boston YAC Fall Kick-Off 11.9.16."
Website: bu.edu/law
Contact: patrick.cento@gmail.com

13) An insight into the Start-ups/Lawyers relationship
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When: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: Room 204
What: Law Entrepreneurship and Finance Club Second Meeting: Ryan Sansom, who is a Partner at Goodwin Procter will be joining us to talk about his work with local start-ups. He will be presenting with one of his young start-ups, Spyce, and they will be walking through how new a start-up finds a lawyer team, creates their company, begins fundraising, and much more.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BULawEntrepreneurshipAndFinanceClub/
Contact: lawef@bu.edu

14) Student Appreciation Day!
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When: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Where: McCausland Commons
What: Brought to you by the student services offices at BU Law, Student Appreciation Day will begin with free coffee and munchkins in McCausland Commons from 9-11am! Receive a BINGO card during this time to be entered in a raffle to win Whole Foods gift cards and a massage by visiting various offices in the Law Complex!
Contact: studaff@bu.edu

15) Walking The Line: Finding Justice Through Journalism
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When: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Barrister’s Hall
What: Andrew Cohen (COM ’88, LAW ’91), Commentary Editor at The Marshall Project, a national correspondent and Contributing Editor at The Atlantic, and a leading expert on criminal justice, has straddled the line between law and journalism for 25 years, trying to explain to reporters how lawyers operate and vice versa. The truth is that the most effective advocates, and the most effective journalists, are able not just to translate the language of their own crafts but the other as well so that their stories are more accurate and colorful and their cases and causes are more richly described to the rest of the world. Join Andrew and students from the School of Law and College of Communications for a fascinating discussion on his path through law and journalism! Refreshments and light food will be served. Kindly RSVP to the Alumni Office by Friday, October 21, 2016 by emailing lawrsvp@bu.edu with the subject line "Justice Through Journalism 10.26.16".
Website: https://www.bu.edu/law/news-events/events-calendar/?eid=189882
Contact: sdacey@bu.edu

16) Community Gathering - Discussing the Attack on Women's Voting Rights
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When: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Where: Room 203
What: Join If/When/How in a community gathering and informal discussion regarding the recent anti-woman rhetoric surrounding voting rights. Hashtags like #repealthe19th, while often joked about, have been taken seriously by a wide variety of Americans. This event will serve as a safe space to offer support to attendees, to process recent political developments, and discuss productive ways to move forward. All members of the BU community are welcome. Please contact us if you have any further questions about the event.
Contact: ifwhenhow.bu@gmail.com

17) Public Interest Conference and Networking Reception
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When: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Barrister's Hall
What: The Public Interest Conference and Networking reception will provide students an opportunity to meet and network with nonprofit organizations and government agencies in the Boston area. For the first hour, students will walk around employer booths to gather information and ask questions about each organization. During the second hour, students will get the chance to network with employers in a more relaxed setting. 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls welcome! Hors d'oeuvres and beverages provided. The attire for the event is business casual. LALSA is hosting the Public Interest Conference and Networking Reception alongside the BU Law Career Development Office, the Public Interest Project, the Immigration Law and Policy Society, and the Education Law Association. The event is sponsored in part by THEMIS and Lexis Nexis. Questions? Email Natalia Mercado Violand at nmercado@bu.edu. Please RSVP by clicking on the link below (listed as "website").
Website: https://goo.gl/forms/N9tnSsZWTAni2fQj2
Contact: nmercado@bu.edu

18) IPLS and CESLA Present: Careers in Soft IP and Communications Law Panel
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When: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: Room 212
What: IPLS and CESLA invite the BU Law community to this interactive panel of attorneys working in the soft IP, media, and entertainment industries. Five attorneys from major Boston law firms will share their experiences in copyright and trademark, media and communications, and entertainment law. Panelists will explain the paths they took to their respective careers and provide insights into the day-to-day details of their practices. This event will be a terrific opportunity for students, particularly 1Ls, to explore areas of law where intellectual property meets communications and entertainment. This event will also offer an early opportunity for students to network with practicing attorneys.
Contact: katsulis@bu.edu

19) Careers in Employee Benefits Law Panel
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When: Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Where: Room 203
What: The BU School of Law and The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel cordially invite you to a panel on the topic of Careers in Employee Benefits Law. JD Students at all Boston area law schools are invited to learn more about the exciting field of employee benefits law. ERISA lawyers in large firms, public and government practice settings will discuss their careers and the challenges and rewards of a legal career in employee benefits. The panel will take place from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. and will be followed by a networking reception. Panelists: • Jeanne Medeiros, Director, Pension Action Center (PAC) at the University of Massachusetts Boston • Robert Lang, Senior Advisor, Criminal Investigations for the Boston Regional Office of the Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, (EBSA). • Natascha George, Partner, Goodwin’s ERISA & Executive Compensation Group. • Mia Midenjak, Associate, McDermott Will & Emory, LLP. • Moderated by Professor Maria O’Brien Hylton of the Boston University School of Law.
Contact: lauretan@bu.edu

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Thanks and have a great week!

All the best,

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